Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • 4850 S. State Road 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state-operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, as well as a beach, boat rental service, marina with gas sales, and camp store. Visitors will also find a DNR-staffed Interpretive Center located near the park entrance.

Entrance fee or state park pass are required.


Origami Cranes Workshop

Monroe Lake will host an origami cranes craft workshop for adults at Paynetown State Recreation Area (4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington) on Friday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m., in conjunction with the International Crane Foundation (ICF). This free, 90-minute workshop is limited to 14... Learn more